6.4/10
911
7 user

Strapped (1993)

Ex-con attempting to go straight runs accross serious problems. His girlfriend gets arrested for dealing crack to an undercover police officer. In a desperate attempt to get the charges ... See full summary »

Director:

Forest Whitaker

Writer:

Dena Kleiman
Reviews
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William James Stiggers Jr. William James Stiggers Jr. ... Chucky (as Willie James Stiggers Jr.)
Chi Ali Chi Ali ... Pharoah
Bokeem Woodbine ... Diquan Mitchell
Starletta DuPois ... Diquan's Mother
Mike Farley Mike Farley ... Cop
Hugh Hurd Hugh Hurd ... Man in Hallway (as Hugh L. Hurd)
Anthony Lozama Anthony Lozama ... Young Boy in Hallway
David Robinson David Robinson ... Boy at Mortuary Truck
Mary Hedahl Mary Hedahl ... Secretary
Kia Goodwin Kia Goodwin ... Latisha Jordan (as Kia Joy Goodwin)
Marcella Lowery ... Fast Food Customer
Joseph Gimpel Joseph Gimpel ... Fast Food Manager
Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins ... Lay Lay (as Jermaine Hopkins bka 'Huggy')
Nzingha Nzingha ... Aunt Viola
Fredro Starr ... Bamboo (as Fredro)
Learn more

More Like This 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Jason and Midget are two young, black teenagers living in Newark,New Jersey, the unofficial car theft capital of the world. Their favourite pastime is that of everybody in their ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Gomez
Stars: Shar-Ron Corley, Gabriel Casseus, Saul Stein
South Central (1992)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A former gangster fresh out of prison wants to change his life for the better and must save his 10 year old son whose already chosen a gang life.

Director: Stephen Milburn Anderson
Stars: Glenn Plummer, Byron Minns, Lexie Bigham
In Too Deep (1999)
Crime | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Jeff Cole is a recent graduate of the Cincinnati police academy who dreams of working undercover. His wish is granted and through success is given the task of taking down state-wide crack ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Rymer
Stars: Omar Epps, LL Cool J, Nia Long
Sunset Park (1996)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.

Director: Steve Gomer
Stars: Rhea Perlman, Fredro Starr, Carol Kane
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A Vietnam vet adjusts to life after the war while trying to support his family, but the chance of a better life may involve crime and bloodshed.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
Stars: Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker
Paid in Full (2002)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young man from Harlem, forced to cope with the 1980s drug scene, builds an illegal empire, only to have a crisis of conscience.

Director: Charles Stone III
Stars: Mekhi Phifer, Wood Harris, Chi McBride
Soul Food (1997)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

One person can keep a family together and, when that one person is gone, a family can be torn apart.

Director: George Tillman Jr.
Stars: Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long
Baby Boy (2001)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In South Central L.A., a misguided 20-year-old African-American man, a "baby boy", faces the commitments of real life.

Director: John Singleton
Stars: Alexsandra Wright, Tyrese Gibson, Taraji P. Henson
Jason's Lyric (1994)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two brothers, survivors of family tragedy, take different life paths: one falls for a high-spirited waitress and dreams of success, the other follows a life of petty crime. Their lives reconnect in shattering fashion.

Director: Doug McHenry
Stars: Allen Payne, Jada Pinkett Smith, Bokeem Woodbine
Belly (1998)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two young friends involved in organized crime and drug dealing find that their priorities differ

Director: Hype Williams
Stars: Nas, DMX, Taral Hicks
Above the Rim (1994)
Crime | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.

Director: Jeff Pollack
Stars: Duane Martin, Tupac Shakur, Leon
Sugar Hill (1993)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A drug dealer tries to get out of the life and start anew with his girlfriend, but the transition is tragically difficult.

Director: Leon Ichaso
Stars: Wesley Snipes, Michael Wright, Khandi Alexander
Edit

Storyline

Ex-con attempting to go straight runs accross serious problems. His girlfriend gets arrested for dealing crack to an undercover police officer. In a desperate attempt to get the charges dropped against his woman, he strikes deal with weapons cop(Michael Biehn) to turn in local gun dealers. How ever, the D.A. is not satisfied with the results, resulting in some serious game playing and double crossing. Written by Humberto Amador

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

On These Streets You Take Life One Bullet At A Time.

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Acting debut of Dina Meyer whom has a small part as a Delivery Person. See more »

Goofs

There's clearly no bullet hole in the girl's dress when she accidentally gets shot in the grocery store. See more »

Quotes

Matthew McRea: Diquan, you don't have to do this.
Diquan Mitchell: Man, what do you know about it? You don't live in my world. My grandma cleans your apartment.
See more »


Soundtracks

Here I Come
Performed by Vooodu! and Meen Green
Written by Vooodu!, Meen Green and Bird
Produced by Bird
Courtesy of True Sound Records
See more »

User Reviews

 
Very Good, Much Better Than I Thought It Would Be
29 July 2005 | by roddick-1See all my reviews

I thought this was a superb hood movie. I don't know why it isn't up their with all the other good ones.

It has an original story. Plenty of good plot development.

The acting was good most of the time. Sometimes it would seem a tiny bit bad but all and all it was pretty good. Bokeem Woodbine who plays the main character stands out, as does Fredro Starr who plays his friend. Also good acting by some of the younger members of the cast.

One thing that stood out was the soundtrack. Not just because it was rap music and this is a hood movie, the songs were appropriate to what was happening at the time in the movie.

Another good thing was the directing. Great job Forest Whitaker! That stood out as well.

Overall it should prove to be an entertaining, exciting and powerful movie with a powerful message. Another must see for hood movie fans.


9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Strapped See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed